PRODUCTION | COMPOSITION & LIVE ARRANGEMENTS | AUDIO ENGINEERING | MUSICIAN & MUSIC DIRECTOR
Donnice DeLaVanta Tabor (born February 11, 1989), better known by his stage name D-Hydrate, is a musician, arranger, musical director, composer, record producer, and recording & mixing engineer. Born and raised in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 2 1/2 D-Hydrate stated his musical journey. Taught by his father, his first instrument was the drums. Thereafter, before the age of 16, other instruments he learned how to play consisted of the keyboard, the organ, saxophone, and flute. At the age of 14, he started writing, recording, and performing.  He lives by the motto “Music Isn’t A Hobby….It’s Life!”

D-Hydrate graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida receiving an Associate of Science in Recording Arts in September of 2008 and with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business in June of 2009.

In October of 2009, D-Hydrate founded Hydrate Entertainment, which provides music & post production, writing, composing, and arranging services.  For more information about Hydrate Entertainment please visit here.

Some artist D-Hydrate has worked with consist of: Black Bettys (Twin Female Singing Group)- Producer (Music & Vocals), Composer, Arranger (Music & Vocals), Studio & Live Musician (Keys & Drums), Recording & Editing Engineer, Musical Director/ James Johnson (Songwriter)- Produced (Music & Vocals), Composed, Arranged (Music & Vocals), Studio Musician (Keys & Drums), Recording, Mixing, & Editing Engineer, Consultant (Music Business & Recording Studio)/ Chris Brunson & Anointed (Gospel Recording Artist & Songwriter)- Producer (Music & Vocals), Arranger (Music & Vocals), Studio & Live Musician (Drums), Recording, Mixing, & Editing Engineer, Consultant (Music Business), Musical Director/ Word of Life Choral (Gospel Recording Group)- Producer (Music & Vocals), Composer, Arranger (Music & Vocals), Studio Musician (Drums, Keys, & Organ), Recording, Mixing, & Editing Engineer / DreStarr (Singer/Songwriter)- Producer (Music & Vocals), Composer, Arranger (Music & Vocals), Studio Musician (Drums & Keys), Recording, Mixing, & Editing Engineer/ Amadi Jae (Artist & Songwriter)- Producer (Music & Vocals), Composer, Arranger (Music & Vocals), Studio Musician (Keys), Recording & Editing Engineer / Raquel (K.Y.D.A. Entertainment Recording Artist & Songwriter)- Producer (Music & Vocals), Composer & Arranger (Music & Vocals), Studio Musician (Keys), Recording & Editing Engineer/ Tawana Lael (K.Y.D.A. Entertainment Recording Artist & Songwriter)- Live Musician (Drums)/ Trish (Hydrate Entertainment Singer/Songwriter)- Producer (Music & Vocals), Composer, Arranger (Music & Vocals), Studio Musician (Drums & Keys), Recording, Mixing, & Editing Engineer, Consultant (Music Business)/ Pretina (Gospel Recording Artist)- Producer (Music & Vocals), Composer, Arranger (Music & Vocals), Studio Musician (Drums & Keys), Recording/Mixing & Editing Engineer, Consultant (Music Business)/ Dukes of DaVille (Recording Duo)- Live Musician (Keys), Musical Director/Asia Bryant (Recording Artist & Songwriter)- Live Musician (Keys), Arranger, Musical Director / Jashawn (Recording Artist & Songwriter)- Live Musician (Drums), Opened for Jeffrey Osborne at House of Blues in Orlando, Florida/ Bryant Thompson– Studio Musician (Drums)

His accomplishments include winning numerous talent shows and  being a part of District Honor Band (Saxophone and Percussion). He attended Georgia All-State Jazz and Georgia All-State Band (Drums and Percussion).

My persona, D-Hydrate (not to be confused with dehydrate), is not just about the music. It is about life. To Hydrate means to rehydrate or to supply water to in order to restore or maintain fluid balance. So on the musical side, to “Hydrate” means to create music that is pleasing to listen to and leaves you feeling refreshed. I want there to be a desire to hear my music, or have me be apart of a band like there is a need to have water daily. On the life side, I want to educate, motivate, and help people not only by speaking truth and common sense but by providing them with helpful information and tools to get them on the right path to whatever it is they are seeking.


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